The Aalto vase is the best-known Finnish design object. It is also one of the most famous and revered glassware in the world. Aalto's classic has earned a place in permanent collections of museums around the world including New York's MoMa. The vase's form is experimental and daring yet it has universal appeal.
Aalto never explained where exactly he got the inspiration for the flowing shape, but there are many theories. It gives everyone the chance to make their own interpretation. Wherever the spark came from, one thing is certain: Aalto interpreted his inspiration in a way that elevated the design into a true masterpiece.